WE-ARE-Z London WE-ARE-Z - London based indie-pop, wonk-rock. WE-ARE English producer Marc Arciero, and French multi instrumentalists Gabriel Cazes and Clement Leguidcoq, guitarist Max Raguideau-Obadia and last but certainly not least Guillaume Charreau on drums. WE-ARE thrilling new purveyors of quirkily rhythmic indie-pop with an askew lyrical slant. WE sing songs about plastic surgery, drug ODs and auto-destruction. WE-ARE a self-contained unit who write and perform their own material, and produce it in their studio in south-west London. WE formed in 2012, their songs are idiosyncratic yet accessible, largely observational, and wholly rhythmic and melodic. Falling tells of “late-night chaos” in British Cities. Easy recalls the time WE were all simultaneously travelling the globe: Gabby in America, Archie in the former Soviet Union and Clement in Mongolia. Airbrush addresses “the tragedy and absurdity of changing your image, whether in the flesh, or via alterations to photos, to fall in line with modern acceptance of how one should look.” Fadeaway concerns the first visit by Gabby to London, when Archie tried to show him a good time. WE ended up staying the night in St Thomas' Hospital after a friend of Archie’s scored a substance of dubious origin in Soho and overdosed. WE-ARE described as “alternative indie pop that you could file next to bands like Vampire Weekend”. Melody is key. Additional influences include movies, and biographies “of people who have lived extraordinary lives and existed on the fringes of what's considered normal”. Examples include Caravaggio the artist, Don McCullen and Kevin Carter the war photojournalists “who were tormented by what they'd seen”, and Diane Arbus who “celebrated 'weirdness' and ‘ugliness'." WE-ARE-Z - destined to cause a stir with deceptively infectious guitar-based pop.